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opportunity for any member of the public to speak to matters regarding this committee. is there anyone from the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. please call item eight. >> adjournment. commissioner campos: thank you all once again. well, to scott wiener. meeting adjournewelcome once agt wiener. meeting adjourned.
you have a quorum. we have with us the chief of police. >> welcome, everyone to the wednesday, january 19th, 200011 san francisco police hearing. we are waiting for commissioner -- we can move to line item number3 which is approval of the consent calendar. if you can announce that one. >> item number3, approval of the consent calendar. the a, the occ report.
b, san francisco police commission report of disciplinary actions. are there any questions? >> let's move on to the report regarding disciplinary actions. are there any questions regarding that or discussion? okay. is any public comment regarding these matters? okay. do i have a motion to send and receive these items? -- i accept and received these items? the item passes. we are looking to see what we
can do to clean out the calendar. item number4. >> reports to the commission. item 4a, is the chief's report. the status report of the department's mental health training. presentation of the fourth quarter findings and recommendations, presentation of the ois investigation status summary. "we will talk about the crime statice ending january 15th, 2011. -- >> we are down in property crime and violent crime. the violent crime is down 43% in rape., 4% in robbery, and 4.6% in aggravated assaults. we are up 100% or six more
homicides in 2011 compared to what we had in 2010 as of this date. in the property crime, down 15%, burglary 17%, automobile theft, 33%, arson, 27%. as it relates to the homicide, when you look at the six homicides, of those six, five of those six we have identified the suspects. we have two suspects in custody. as far as homicides, there are a couple where the victim and the suspects knew each other. they were acquaintances. most of the homicides, i'm very confident that we have proper identification on the suspects. we have the league's we are working on vigorously. that is my report. >> thank you. are there any questions regarding homicides?
it is important to note that these are types of homicides that can be prevented? are these gang warfare situations? these are pretty much isolated incidents and we cannot put a police officer on every corner. they are difficult to prevent. any questions from the chief regarding that? >>i guess we will move into the next item. >> this is the status report regarding the department's mental-health training. >> we had a brief discussion about the status of the amount of training and i said that i
would get the actual numbers for the types of training that we have been doing, the officers that have been through the training and where we stand going forward. in 2000, the peace officers in charge of regulating training for all police officers in the state of california received a mandate to develop and implement training for law enforcement officers to deal with people toward dealing with mental health issues.
the san francisco please support and was cited as a role model for the training. the reason we were cited was because we have police crisis intervention training. the elements were things as realistic scenarios presented to officers, the call and the nature -- the cause and the nature of the illnesses, it recognition training for officers, a corporate response to a common situation is that officers encounter, conflict resolution, the escalation techniques, and also appropriate language for interacting with a mentally disabled people or persons. the community and state resources available and also an
element on the victimization of people who have these disabilities. this ties to officers wear people with mental health disabilities are the victims. all of those elements were called for in the legislature and we had them in our training. this was in 2000. from 2000 through june of 2010, we completed our intervention training. two officers and a 40-hour course. we were able to present to this offsite and utilize our partners in an interactive model. we trained 920 officers in the force . from 2000 through 2008, we were bringing on the class and people were trained on how to be police
officers and it is vital that we give them some base level training. we took what was learning domain 47 which is a four-hour minimum and be doubled back and talk all of those classes in 8 hour intervals bringing in the mental health experts and teaching them through interactive role-playing modules and a higher level of training was called for than in the state mandate. we train to 1373 officers in the course. officers are mandated to attend a refresher training. for a time, basically 18 months, we took 8 hours of that training and we brought in
mental health experts. we ran 8 hours of training on this subject matter. that way, we knew that we would reach the advance officers who had a chance to do this or not. therefore, they increased the number of officers and make sure that they knew to get a refresher on tactical to medication techniques in dealing with members of the public. we trained another 1040 officers in that time. moving forward, where do we go? what happened was -- as i mentioned, that was a 40-hour course and it was presented of sight and there was a tremendous amount of alamance and percent in stocks that were identified as really important. it was expensive to run and it was taught in an off site facility.
the mission we got as the training division was to take the elements of that training and bring this in house and thereby increase our ability to present a class to our officers on a more regular basis, so that is what we're doing. we have developed a 24 hour course and taken those elements and presented it in a shorter time frame. we are set to roll-out in february of 2011. this will have all of the construction elements, because the nature of mental and illnesses, developmental disabilities, elevators -- indicators of mental disabilities for.
we have pulled what was positive and effective from a longer version of training in house and presented more frequently. going to the 24 hour model will allow us to present for once a month. this is three times the number of officers per year than we were able to train under the old model. >> thank you. as you are aware, we will have a meeting tomorrow. the commission has decided that his mental health issue is a priority given the need to walk down the block here in san francisco. the officers are encountering many more health issues than
any outside the country. i think that our officers are well-trained and they appreciate the training. it has taken a lot of time and energy for the officers to deal with these issues. we cannot have psychologists on the street. this is a priority for the commission. thank you for this report. i know that the commissioner has a question for you. >> good evening. i want to understand the time line. march of last year, the chief made presentation to the commission. i thought it laid out a plan for speeded up implementation and the implementation training. based on tonight's presentation, it sounds like that stopped in june. maybe we can help clarify if this has stopped in june or in
the past six months. >> the last presentation was in june. we need to bring this into a model that will work with our training so that we can roll this out more frequently and get more officers involved. that is the work that has been going on since july and august. what we have is the complete package and we can fit this into our training. >> why did it stop in june? because the funding ran out? my lasting impression from the
last testimony was that the course that was talked about, i was told it was because of funding. i am trying to understand. >> we are talking about from two different sides of the same thing. i cannot speak about what the chief gave in his presentation. i can say that when it came down to the administration, this was one of the things on the table, to find a way to be presented so that we could accelerate our presentation. we wanted to figure out how we could do new relationships with the people who have been doing our training and then getting the curriculum down and say this is exactly what we are doing. this has been the focus of our work. >> was a funding issue that is stopped? i just want to understand this. >> it was a funding issue.
we were paying a lot of money to have it up at the presidio. we have to take it back to the police academy. we will be meeting tomorrow and the commission has a great interest in this topic. to make the record clear, someone told me that this is actually 8 times a day. i want to correct the record. this was placed by our officers on a typical day in san francisco. the plan you have talked about tonight, 30 officers per course.
that is once a month. >> once a year. >> roughly 400 officers have not been trained. we're talking about for years. >> considering that you have had a thousand offices go through the course, there is a number of officers that have had that an additional training that has been done. now you are looking at rolling more people through. >> from the numbers we have heard about how many times they encounter these situations which often escalate into violence, one of the things we should talk about is the limited budget. this is something worth looking critically at. i think it is important to talk
about in the priorities. i appreciate the effort made. i would like to say that the staff has put their foot to the pedal. i would like to remind -- commend the chief for that. a group is going to los angeles. i will be going. i would like to applaud this effort. thank you. >> and thank you for your presentation. when was san francisco's plan cited as a model turned down -- the plan cited as a model? >> this is models for other
agencies that are looking at. >> thank you. >> what is required by the state legislature in terms of the hours? >> this is 8 hours. we will do three times that. . for continuing professional training, every two years they modify. i believe that it rounds out to 24 hours of training in the perishables skill sets which with the arrest and control techniques, tactical communication, also the first
day that officers are mandated to have. they are allowed it to build from whatever they can to supplement that. we run an advance officer continual training. every two years, you are required to get the train -- training. then we had the hours. that is covering all areas, all within that, there was two years and we chose to fill that it at less -- we chose to fill that in mental health. >> thank you. >> i will keep this short because we need to dedicate an entire commission meeting to this. training is an important piece.
there are many other areas to make sure that if someone calls on a mental health call, that is attributed to the officer immediately. there are many other pieces we can talk about in the future. i look forward to that discussion. february, 2011 training is being rolled out. what departments have been working to develop that training? there has been several experts invested in training and to place at the presidio. >> i did not bring the curriculum. i don't want to speak out of turn but we can provide for you for your discussions the curriculum and